PS-T33 Tonearm not lowering on return

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moogi
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PS-T33 Tonearm not lowering on return

Post by moogi » 28 Aug 2019 16:04

Hi everyone,

I've just got a PS-T33 for a very reasonable price. It plays beautifully, but there's one strange behaviour I didn't spot before buying it. After the tonearm automatically returns at the end of a record or on manual reject it returns to the stand but doesn't lower before the turntable shuts off. If you restart the turntable by pressing Start, it will lower then.

Before I start disassembling it to get to the bottom of the problem, can anyone confirm if this behaviour is wrong? It certainly seems it should be, but perhaps it was a design decision to always keep the tonearm cue-ed high ready for the next disc? I don't know as I've no experience with this model.

Thank you in advance!

Japi Roelofs
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Re: PS-T33 Tonearm not lowering on return

Post by Japi Roelofs » 28 Aug 2019 19:19

It's normal behaviour. The tonearm will only lower when the platter is spinning. It was designed that way.

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Re: PS-T33 Tonearm not lowering on return

Post by moogi » 29 Aug 2019 12:54

Thank you! That's really reassuring to know. :)

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